Fine Arts Academic Programming at Solstice West:
Solstice, a Utah-based boarding school, developed an effective Fine Arts program for teen girls and assigned female at birth (age 14-18) as part of a comprehensive, holistic approach to therapy. In addition to a full curriculum geared towards academic learning and success, Solstice offers the following classes to help Colorado teens find new and therapeutic methods of expression:
Drawing: Drawing is a basic building block of most art. Solstice’s drawing classes teach students how to accurately see and record objects using a variety of media such as colored pencils, pastels, and graphite.
Art Foundations I & II: Introductory classes emphasize the fundamentals of art and give previews of a variety of styles, like two and three-dimensional design and drawing. Students learn a variety of basic art concepts, like color theory, studio techniques, and aesthetics as they experiment with various types of media. Teens are also introduced to historical art movements and famous artists.
Painting: This elective class allows students to apply what they learned from the Art Foundations classes to painting. They explore various mediums and canvases to create expressive work based on classic and contemporary art. Self-Expression is a powerful tool for confidence, assertiveness, and connectivity.
Girls and assigned female at birth with emotional struggles are empowered by the Visual Arts program at Solstice. Solstice helps struggling teens replace unhealthy coping mechanisms with positive, adaptive ones. Call (866) 278-3345 to learn more about the holistic therapeutic approach we follow at our school for troubled teens.